Downtown Pittsburgh streets reopen after bank robbery investigation – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — Streets in downtown Pittsburgh reopened Wednesday afternoon after a bank robbery investigation.

A suspect walked into the PNC Bank on Fifth Avenue around noon with a note, and left the building.

When officers arrived, they found the suspect outside, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Washington Place with a backpack.

The suspect was taken into custody.

Officers evacuated the bank and surrounding buildings as a precaution.

The Pittsburgh Police Bomb Squad, and K-9 were called in and conducted a sweep of the area.

***BREAKING*** Police sources say one person is in custody after an incident at a PNC Bank on Fifth Avenue. Bomb squad on scene sifting through suspicious bag and sweeping the area right now. Street Closed between Washington Place and Centre to Fifth Avenue and center. #wpxi pic.twitter.com/hjo6h2oTnw— Joe Arena (@WPXIJoe) May 26, 2021

It was determined that there was no threat inside the backpack or in the area.

The surrounding streets were opened soon after.

The suspect’s name hasn’t been released.

Source: Downtown Pittsburgh streets reopen after bank robbery investigation – WPXI